George Will’s column in yesterday’s Post clearly articulated the reason why I have and always will vote for a Republican for president.
I have cast spilt ballots at the local level but things are different at the federal level. To sum up, I can’t vote for the federal judiciary including The Supreme Court. But I do have a vote for president (never mind the technicalities of the Electoral College). So a vote for president is a vote for who gets to be on the High Court. Yes the Senate must confirm a nominee, but it is impossible for Senator Leahy to confirm someone who was never nominated. One vote for president has the potential to be a vote for multiple Supreme Court Justices. The stakes are always high when choosing our chief executive. This is especially true this time around. Will accurately describes the importance of this year’s presidential contest in the following: “if Obama wins he may be able to create a liberal majority; if Romney wins he may be able to secure a conservative majority for a generation.” That last part again: “Romney… may be able to secure a conservative majority for a generation.” Need there be any other reason for a rock-ribbed Republican to vote for Romney? The alternative has already delivered Elena Kagan. We need a conservative to nominate a conservative.
Romney for President 2012, the stakes are too high to sit out.